With its slender architecture, the Church of the Holiest Savior in Warsaw raises two slim towers into the sky, on top of which there are Catholic crosses. For this reason, it seems that the temple, dreaming of ascension, stretches upward with all its stone power.
The church was built in the Eclectic style in the years 1901–1911 according to the design of the Polish architect Jozef Pius Dziekonski and consecrated in 1927. During the Second World War, the building was severely damaged by the German armed forces; it was reconstructed by the Polish architect Wieslaw Kononowicz at the end of the 1940s.
Architecturally, the Church of the Holiest Savior (Kościół Najświętszego Zbawiciela) is a three-nave basilica with a transept and dome at the intersection of naves.
What is Eclecticism?
Eclecticism is an architectural style that was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The style is a combination of various stylistic elements or a random choice of stylistic design of buildings that have a different meaning and purpose. The development of Eclecticism is associated with the crisis of the aesthetics of Classicism and the desire of architects for greater creative freedom.
Eclectic-style churches are not very common in Europe, so while in Warsaw it is great to visit this white and elegant church.
06:30–19:00 (Monday to Saturday); 07:00–21:00 (Monday).
The church is located on Plac Zbawiciela square in the district of Srodmiescie, central Warsaw, Poland.
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